A couple and their six children were asleep in their mud home in a village in India when a mob armed with axes broke in and attacked them early on Monday. They even attacked their three year-old child. Six of the family members died, two of the children survived.
Nine people in eastern India have been arrested for hacking six members of a family who they accused of practicing witchcraft and making village children sick. Two of the nine people arrested were relatives of the victims and blamed them for a spate of illnesses among infants in the village.
“This heinous act is done because of the (incorrect) beliefs of people and many of these beliefs often have ulterior motives behind them,” Marik told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
What a sad day.
This poor family was attacked and murdered over an accusation of witchcraft. Even the children were murdered.